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Perfectionism- a path to paralysis

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”  – Anna Quinlen   I’ve spent  most of my life focused on Beauty, Perfection, and “Success”, I fall into the trap that “at some moment in the future, everything will be better,” even, “Perfect.” My…

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The Little Things!

Beautiful Paula Taylor

The Little Things By Guest Writer Paula Taylor About four months ago I started asking my sister questions about details I noticed at the Body Fundamentals Studio, little things she does, provides or creates that often go unnoticed or recognized. As a marketing and branding professional this annoyed me. Frankly I kept asking why she…

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Pilates Benefits for Cyclists

Cyclists and Pilates

5 Ways Cyclists Can Benefit from Pilates Did you know that Pilates is great for both cycling performance, and also to help prevent cycling injuries? I have several Tucson Pilates studio clients who are avid cyclists and committed to how Pilates improves and sustains their cycling performance. If you’re a dedicated cyclist, your training is…

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How a Consistent Pilates Practice Benefits Runners

Jen Runs Pilates

You may know how Pilates benefits cyclists, particularly in preventing injuries and strengthening for a better cycling experience. But did you know that it applies to runners, too? In my Tucson Pilates studio, Body Fundamentals, I’ve seen many of the same benefits that cyclists experience also often apply to runners who incorporate Pilates into their…

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Seek straightness from the circle.

Spiral Movements

  Life doesn’t happen in a straight line.  It’s cyclical or more of a spiral, if you will . These days I am more often thinking of life more as a spiral than as a straight line. Life does not come with a directional map or step by step instructions.  I’m embracing a more circular, softer approach. I’m…

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Recovering from an Injury #4

The Lesson in Taking the Time It Takes “Appearance is absolute, but reality is not that way. Everything is interdependent, not absolute.” Dalai Lama Taking Charge: Self-Guided Recovery To be pain-free is often confused with being ready to pick up right where you left off. The problem is that athletic skills require a commensurate level…

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Recovering from an Injury part #3

By Guest Writer Diana Bailey “Appearance is absolute, but reality is not that way. Everything is interdependent, not absolute.” Dalai Lama Taking Charge: Self Guided Recovery   At a certain point, you may choose to guide your own program. If you look to activities that are familiar, enjoyable, and easy, the results are usually okay.…

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Recovering from an Injury- part 2

Recovering from an Injury-Part 2 By Diana Bailey To continue treating the body like a machine ensures installation or removal of a few parts over time. Approaching any injury with the attitude of “let’s get this over with” means it may be over or, at the very least end quite differently than was hoped. There…

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Recovering from an Injury -Part 1

  By Guest Writer Diana Bailey Part  1 “Appearance is absolute, but reality is not that way. Everything is interdependent, not absolute.” Dalai Lama The Overview and Approach Personal and practical experience with a multitude of soft tissue injuries indicates that the attitude regarding rehab challenges does more to determine the outcome than even the…

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Pilates 100 on the Foam Roller

Stevie

Many of you have asked: Can I practice the 100 on the Foam Roller?   Yes, absolutely. I like to work the 100 on the Foam roller in a progression. This is a fantastic way to challenge your balance while working your core. Instructions for the 100 on the Foam Roller Lift your arms to…

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